Berklee Profile: Rob Rose

Mark Small

When Rob Rose '72 was 11 years old, his older brother attended Berklee's seven-week summer program as a drummer. The older Rose returned home telling Rob, "It's so cool, you have to go there too." While college was clearly not yet on the junior Rose's radar, events throughout his teen years would combine to make Berklee the clear choice for his music education and later, the locus of his career. For Rose, who was recently promoted to the position of vice president of special programs, 2012 marks his 40th year of service to the college.

The State of the College

Mark Small

"There is a new social class, the creative class that generates new ideas, new technology, and creative content that profoundly influences work and lifestyle issues." Originally written by sociologist Richard Florida in The Rise of the Creative Class, these words launched President Roger H. Brown's 2011 State of the College presentation.

Ground Broken for Berklee Tower

Allen Bush

Berklee President Roger H. Brown, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and several community leaders were on hand for the November 30, 2011, groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue building. In just two years' time, a 16-story modern tower will be constructed there, expanding facilities in which Berklee students will live, record, perform, and practice.

Global Groove

Jason Camelio

Berklee has developed strong ties with music communities in many parts of the world, and our connections with Western Europe and Latin America are particularly well established. In seeking to enhance and develop our relationships elsewhere around the world, we've held events in various locations, including Amman, Belgrade, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Chennai, and elsewhere. The results have been especially positive and have created new musical and educational interchanges and opportunities for young musicians from these locations to attend Berklee.


Encore Gala Raises $1.6 Million for BCMP

Beverly Tryon

Berklee's fundraising events continue to raise the bar. After collecting more than $1.6 million, Berkee's 17th Annual Encore Gala held at Boston's Westin Copley Place Hotel in October set a new record.

Renowned actor and former Canton, MA, native Paul Guilfoyle served as the evening's emcee. Fellow actor, director, musician, and Berklee trustee Christopher Guest performed alongside Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor and Berklee president Roger H. Brown and Berklee bluegrass musicians.

Cindy Link to Head Institutional Advancement

Adam Renn Olenn

In November 2011, Cindy Albert Link succeeded Debbie Bieri as Berklee's senior vice president for institutional advancement. A graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Management, Link spent 10 years in marketing before moving to development. "I went into development for what I thought would be a very short stint," she says. "I love the university sector, and I believe in the wisdom of giving to higher education, so two years stretched out to two decades."

See Berklee Alumnus BT Deliver A3E Keynote with Free Two-Day Guest Passes to A3E

BT PhotoA3E—the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange—is a conference where audio developers, musicians and audio professionals, and audio and technology manufacturers are coming together to shape the future of our industry.

A Touch of Nashville

Lesley Mahoney

It had all the makings of a Nashville round-robin acoustic session-intimate, supportive, and creative-but on a smaller scale and about 1,000 miles north. On a recent evening, Professor of Guitar Lauren Passarelli and three student singer/songwriters sat in a circle at Berklee's Café 939 and took turns sharing their music, a blend of styles featuring original tales of heartbreak, love, and wanderlust.

Berklee Beat

Alumni and Faculty Garner 30 Grammy Nominations

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 25 Berklee alumni and faculty for a total of 30 Grammy Awards. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions across the spectrum of music, including pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, jazz, and Latin. Producers, engineers, and arrangers were also nominated. To date, Berklee alumni have won 205 Grammy Awards. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8:00 P.M. EST.